Love this Malay!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ottovan, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. ottovan

    ottovan Out Of The Brooder

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  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've herd they're pretty friendly when raised right. I would get some but you can't keep them with other breeds... and I have 21 different breeds [​IMG]
     
  3. ottovan

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    Quote:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/61044_dscn0122.jpg
    I'm keeping them with crevecoeurs right now, they seem to get along very well - sleep together, fly together, roost together and even eat together(once the initial feeding frenzy is over). I'm building a pen for the malay because I know that may change, they are only two months old, but I plan on keeping them together as long as I can. If you go into the pen and sit(no food involved) the malays and the crevecoeurs will slowly surround you and start sunbathing and sleeping. The malays try to sit in your lap. Don't know how I feel about that since they will be so tall - hopefully very tall! But they are smart, energetic, but I feel like they are a bunch of two year olds!
     
  4. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/61044_dscn0122.jpg
    I'm keeping them with crevecoeurs right now, they seem to get along very well - sleep together, fly together, roost together and even eat together(once the initial feeding frenzy is over). I'm building a pen for the malay because I know that may change, they are only two months old, but I plan on keeping them together as long as I can. If you go into the pen and sit(no food involved) the malays and the crevecoeurs will slowly surround you and start sunbathing and sleeping. The malays try to sit in your lap. Don't know how I feel about that since they will be so tall - hopefully very tall! But they are smart, energetic, but I feel like they are a bunch of two year olds!

    Oh really? cool, did you raise them together?
     
  5. ottovan

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    The first two weeks they were separated by breed, then I threw them together in a dark box and dumped them all out in the pen. At first they seemed a little shocked and confused they they all as a group run up to us. They been together and getting along since. I am building a pen especially for the malays - much bigger, more flying room, both these birds love to fly.
     
  6. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    If they are hatchery Malays, they may never get mean as much of their fighting instinct has been bred out so that they better fit a mixed flock & of course the hatchery's breeding barns. A hatchery couldn't keep a breed that would need all their males separated.
     
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